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by minusfive
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SUBMIT at Carleton University (March 9, 2014)
Replies: 13
Views: 4854

Re: SUBMIT at Carleton University (March 9, 2014)

Just want to say a huge thank you to the organizers, readers and scorekeepers for a very well-run and professional tournament. You guys rock (special thanks to Alasdair for leading us to a very yummy on-campus buffet)! On a separate note, Carleton U has whole vending machines full of flavoured (US: ...
by minusfive
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 16634

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

Thanks to everyone who came to this tournament (special props to our waay-out-of-town teams Michigan State, McMaster and Waterloo-it was great to see you all), and contributed to its competitive, sportsman(sportsperson?)like and fun atmosphere. Congratulations to the Waterloo team that won (I put Wa...
by minusfive
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 16634

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

Hello All Tournament Attendees: I hope you're all as excited as I am for the latest incarnation of the Ottawa Hybrid Tournament, taking place this Saturday (March 8th). Just a few things, logistically: 1) We are meeting in Room 5023 in the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Building. From there, you w...
by minusfive
Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 16634

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

Just a reminder that you have one week (from today) to get your pack in (after which the penalty, which is already at +$50, is +$10 per day and admission only at the Tournament Director's discretion). If you are planning on attending and have not submitted your pack yet, a sense of urgency is recomm...
by minusfive
Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

Thanks to all the teams who came and competed today-it was definitely an honour to have you all! Also, a great, great big thank you to all our tireless volunteers (particularly Shelby Robert) who kept the tournament running smoothly. Finally, a huge congratulations to McGill and UAlberta's Sinan! Wa...
by minusfive
Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

[Joe making this post] http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1902/ = final everything.
by minusfive
Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

Div 2 Prelims + Playoffs: McGill won the D2 title with a 10-0 record. Derek So of McGill was the top D2 scorer. Stats: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1902/stats/division_ii-prelims%2Bplayoffs/ Div 1 Prelims: After a double round robin, Alberta is on top with a 9-1 record. Sinan Ulusoy of A...
by minusfive
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 16634

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

Two more teams submitted at the $0 deadline-Michigan State and Carleton C. Really excited!

I have added the teams above, and also made explicit what happens after the $+50 deadline.

A quick reminder that teams are now pushing against increasing packet penalties-please submit asap.

EDIT: Can't math.
by minusfive
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

Invoices went out electronically today. Looking forward to seeing you!

We are meeting at FSS 10003.
by minusfive
Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Testing new guidelines for "unproductive posting"
Replies: 3
Views: 14879

Re: Testing new guidelines for "unproductive posting"

Any questions about or discussion of this change can happen in the thread below. I take it that this creates an exemption from the normal rule that we don't discuss rules publically (or maybe I was just interpreting the rule wrongly). In either case: 1) I'd like to applaud Mr. Hart for this action....
by minusfive
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

Ok, a couple shifts- Waterloo added a team, and Toronto merged one. Any other changes, please let me know. The forecast for Feb. 8th is up now: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/14-day-weather-trend/canada/ontario/ottawa Essentially, it will stay around -10 (Celsius), so again, please remember to bun...
by minusfive
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

A few housekeeping things: 1) I have edited the top post with respect to who is coming, based on inquiries/Naqt.com registrations. If you see something different than you intend, please let me know, asap. 2) We're not *quite* able to get the forecast for the SCT weekend yet, but hopefully the "Polar...
by minusfive
Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

Just a reminder that the 14th is the expiry of the early entry discount. It's not much, but it's an extra beer at the bar afterwards (or an extra beavertail at Winterlude or just $5 to not have to pay).
by minusfive
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 16634

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

My joke questions all got edited out too -- this is just how things work. 'Cause they were lame. And c'mon man, you know we'll get letters if we let you go on about how the Moon landing didn't happen and how World War II was just a conspiracy to promote Rosie the Riveter [Brendan doesn't believe th...
by minusfive
Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

I just got word that the sponsor providing the t-shirts can't do it ("they're too expensive"), so the "t-shirts" may be more figurative than really t-shirts (but like, there'll be something). Working on getting on other swag.
by minusfive
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 16634

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

Running packet list:

-$50
Colonel By
Carleton A,B,D
Waterloo A,B
McGill

$-25
Penn Eh

$0
Michigan State
Carleton C

+$25
Ottawa A (Earl of March Alum)
Waterloo C
McMaster A
McMaster B
by minusfive
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Eastern Canada @ Toronto (2/22/14)
Replies: 32
Views: 12531

Re: ACF Regionals Eastern Canada @ Toronto (2/22/14)

Aw shucks guys, I have a conference that weekend, so I won't be attending or writing a pack for this. Not sure how this impacts uOttawa's entry, but I've heard chatter that we might not make it, after all. I'm very sad to miss it, and very eager and curious to see Colonel By's performance (so I gues...
by minusfive
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 16634

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

Just a reminder that the end of this weekend is the first ($-50) deadline for packet submissions, making this weekend an excellent time to stay in and finish your pack (especially in the winter-ravaged parts of the continent). Also a reminder that we are still looking for mirrors, and hosts can redu...
by minusfive
Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

Looks good to me, thanks Jeff!
The one oddity left is that not all of the discounts listed as unlimited are actually unlimited, but we can cross that bridge when we come to it, I guess :smile:
by minusfive
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

Happy New Year everyone! Just a reminder that registration for this tournament is now open on naqt.com (under "Sectionals" and "Register"). We've extended the early bird deadline to January 14 (for which you get a discount), so early registration (of at least one team) pays off! For some funky reaso...
by minusfive
Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT SCT: February 8-9
Replies: 35
Views: 11274

Re: 2014 NAQT SCT: February 8-9

Hilariously, my attempt to pull open the registration for the Ottawa site led to it telling me I could not register until Canada Day. Well, that's July 1st, so we should probably allow entry before then. It's a long way from Virginia, but you are more than welcome (maybe you'll run into Rob Ford al...
by minusfive
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

Last (anticipated) post of the year here is a bit of a carrot and a stick. I've added both to the initial post, but just to draw your attention to... CARROT In addition to other cool stuff (and prizes), there will be book prizes for the winning teams and the top 5 scorers! Some of the titles availab...
by minusfive
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 16634

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

Colonel By would like to officially register one team! We're almost finished our packet and should have it in soon. Waterloo is confirming 2 teams for this that hope to have their packets ready by the first submission deadline. I'll see if I can produce a third team. Awesome! The top post is kind o...
by minusfive
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Simultaneous Buzzing
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Simultaneous Buzzing

Theoretically, simulataneous buzzing should be possible. How does the magic box decide whose light lights up?
by minusfive
Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

minusfive wrote:Pizza Lunch available
minusfive wrote:There will also be food available (in a one-size-fits-all style) for purchase from the organizers.
Bartleby wrote:Is there any possibility of a coordinated pizza lunch
Yes.
by minusfive
Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

Ottawa is full of attractions for both the consistent and first-time visitors. As our nation's capital, Ottawa is proud to host several permanent museums/exhibitions, as well as seasonal activities. A list follows, but if there's something you particularly want to experience, or with any questions, ...
by minusfive
Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

Places to Eat (Before and the Day of): Before: Downtown Ottawa (and the University of Ottawa) are located near both shops and restaurants (quick service and leisurely dining). It's not possible to enumerate them all, but a brief highlight follows: 1) Approximately 15 minutes walking from the Univers...
by minusfive
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

Like earlier years (2005 & 2011), the SCT will be held the same time as Ottawa's Winterlude festival. This is great if you enjoy doing touristy things like skating on the Rideau Canal or eating BeaverTails, but it can be an annoyance if you just want to get to and from campus. As Ben points out, it...
by minusfive
Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Eastern Canada @ Toronto (2/22/14)
Replies: 32
Views: 12531

Re: ACF Regionals Eastern Canada @ Toronto (2/22/14)

I did hear Rico promise to bring cookies, which interests me, although I have more than enough to eat at home.

Ottawa will be there, likely 2 teams, no telling about bells on our toes.
by minusfive
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 13855

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

If I'm repeating any criticisms, my apologies, but I don't seem to have seen these specific issues discussed yet: The question on the Safavid dynasty may have been misread at the site I played at, but I am 99.9% sure it said "The longest-ruling ruler of this dynasty, Selim the Grim" which caused me ...
by minusfive
Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON at Alabama [11/16/13]
Replies: 6
Views: 2981

Re: DRAGOON at Alabama [11/16/13]

Thanks to everyone who came to play. Thanks especially go out to Meredith Rickard, Craig Bartelsmeyer, and the staff for making the tournament super fun! Thank you very much for having us! I'd also like to say thank you to all of the organizers, hosts and staff, and all of the very cool people I me...
by minusfive
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON at Alabama [11/16/13]
Replies: 6
Views: 2981

Re: DRAGOON at Alabama [11/16/13]

Hey,
So where/when we meeting up tomorrow? We're not familiar with the campus, so parking information/fool-proof directions (we are very ingenious fools) would be appreciated.
by minusfive
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)
Replies: 28
Views: 6238

Re: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)

cruzeiro wrote:This happened.
I thought this was why we loved Dennis. Ah well, we all love Dennis.
cruzeiro wrote: Thank you to everyone at Waterloo for hosting and running this smoothly!
I concur. Thanks everyone-very enjoyable! :-)
by minusfive
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: *CONFIRMED* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster
Replies: 34
Views: 13519

Re: *CONFIRMED* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster

Many thanks to Jay, Leslie, and all of McMaster for hosting this tournament and having it run smoothly! I would also like to say a big thank you to Leslie, Jay and all of the other organizers/staff (including Rico Catibog!) who made this tournament both smooth and fun. Also, thank you to the people...
by minusfive
Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)
Replies: 28
Views: 6238

Re: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)

odin_envy_me wrote: Underhanded discount : -$15 for “missing players” on an underhanded team
I think you mean "shorthanded," although I'm quite happy to get a discount for being underhanded and waging a Dirty War on my teammates, but...(is there a sneakiness discount?)
by minusfive
Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)
Replies: 28
Views: 6238

Re: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)

There will, however, be an epic confrontation between good (uOttawa) and evil (uWaterloo) for the (namesake-sanctioned) 1st annual HB trophy (don't ask what it stands for).
by minusfive
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 16634

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

The tournament is completely open to anyone, including friends, family, alumni-no team composition is mandated at all. I am the Head Editor, although my idiocy is tempered by most of the same editorial team from last year (Shelby Robert, Dennis Beeby, Brendan MxKendy, etc?) plus Joe Su editing scien...
by minusfive
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 16634

Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

Hello! Now that Hallowe'en is over and you're all high on sugar, please plan on coming to our 8th annual Hybrid Tournament. This tournament is open to all, and is packet-submission ( please use ACF formatting and (ACF Fall) length restrictions ). Difficulty level is mild to medium: we promise no bon...
by minusfive
Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament at Carleton (10/26/13)
Replies: 11
Views: 5014

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament at Carleton (10/26/13)

Thanks Isuri, Nick, and the rest of the organizers/staff that made this an enjoyable day. Very fun. Hope to see you guys again soon!
by minusfive
Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at uOttawa (October 27, 2013)
Replies: 9
Views: 3739

Re: Penn Bowl at uOttawa (October 27, 2013)

A big Thank You to the tireless tournament director Shelby Robert and all of our readers and scorekeepers (such as Ben Smith, Peter Jiang, Russell Neesom, Jon, Colleen, Oscar, James, Cynthia, Nicole, Chris, and anybody I missed!). Thanks for making the tournament a smooth-run and enjoyable affair. A...
by minusfive
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON @ Buffalo (11/16/13)
Replies: 16
Views: 4487

Re: DRAGOON @ Buffalo (11/16/13)

Yes, Jay Misuk, Andrew Almas and myself are availing ourselves of the Graduate (lifestyle?) schedule to see some of the U.S. of A. We wish [email protected] all the best in running the tournament.
by minusfive
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29951

NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

The University of Ottawa Trivia Club is pleased to announce it will host Canada's NAQT Sectional, to be held February 8, 2014. We would love to see you at our tournament, and there's many great reasons to attend! Details follow: What : The NAQT Canada Sectional Tournament 2014 When : February 8, 201...
by minusfive
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: McMaster Mirror of "An Intimate Engagement With Trash"
Replies: 34
Views: 12134

Re: McMaster Mirror of "An Intimate Engagement With Trash"

Yes, a big thank you to Leslie, Jay, and the rest of the hosting team for a very enjoyable experience (and excellent Hallowe'en costumes!).
Great job!
by minusfive
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)
Replies: 28
Views: 6238

Re: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)

I'm coming to this. Do the uWaterloo Canada Geese still attack all pedestrians? 'Cause these colours don't run (anymore).
by minusfive
Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: *CONFIRMED* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster
Replies: 34
Views: 13519

Re: *CONFIRMED* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster

Well, Ottawa will be sending at least 1 team. We're also the only team signed up via the form, so... Also, very excited to hear about prizes (McMaster's prizes are always a high-calibre[Canadian spelling, Yanks] of awesome, not to disparage the awesome and entertaining prize I won last year). On the...
by minusfive
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at uOttawa (October 27, 2013)
Replies: 9
Views: 3739

Re: Penn Bowl at uOttawa (October 27, 2013)

I am told that another team is:
The Golden Care Bears (Alberta B).
by minusfive
Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at uOttawa (October 27, 2013)
Replies: 9
Views: 3739

Re: Penn Bowl at uOttawa (October 27, 2013)

Just as an obvious heads-up, as the tournament is approaching and you are planning to play, this would be a good time to let us know directly. "I am thinking it to you as hard as I can" is not a workable alternative option. By my count, we have the following teams CONFIRMED (if you" might be coming"...
by minusfive
Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON at Alabama [11/16/13]
Replies: 6
Views: 2981

Re: DRAGOON at Alabama [11/16/13]

The Canadians are indeed coming. We have (solo) teams from the universities McMaster, Toronto, and Ottawa, unless we're allowed to play as a national team. Looking forward to making new friends and seeing how they do in 'Bama.